Country fairs are alive and well in the valley! I have spent many a day wandering through different fair grounds, looking at the exhibits and the animals and eating way too much food! There’s something magical in the evening when the sun goes down and the lights of the midway dazzle your eyes-it’s my favorite time to ride the ferris wheel.
At over 150 years young, the Carp Fair known as the “Best Little fair in Canada”, is a long standing valley tradition. The large octagonal building (which was constructed in 1897 at a cost of $1025!) is a well loved landmark. The second project for the Edge of 17 Shop Hop combines this building with a night time ferris wheel in a small table topper (18″X20″). The border design was created to give a carnival or “Big Top” feel to the quilt. I called it “Meet Me at the Fair”.
This project is available at The Running Stitch, 462 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, a large modern store with a bright, spacious classroom. Their motto is “Where we inspire you to create”. Michele and her staff pride themselves on creating a pleasant, fun and challenging environment. The shop has lots of gorgeous fabric, a wide selection of notions and the full range of Bernina sewing machines, plus a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Stop in and let them help you with your next quilting adventure!